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If you’ve just been diagnosed, it’s hard to know what to do first. There are a lot of things to consider, a lot of questions that you’ll want answers to. Coming up with an action plan can help you organize and prioritize what needs to get done. It can also help you feel more in control.Learn More
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I started with a new company about 6 months before my diagnosis. Since I’ve been there, I’ve been plagued with an inability to keep up, stay focused…I’ve completed my treatments…but I just can’t pay attention to the details.
Hi, Aimee, Check into accommodations of a changed schedule or telework, or even a more quiet environment to bolster your focus as you recover…. It is really important to talk with your treatment team about possible other ways to mitigate the foggy brain.
I was graduating college as an adult student. On my graduation day I ended up in the hospital…I was diagnosed with RCC stage 4. I have been a restaurant manager for the last 25 years, but now I need to find a new career using my degree in HR.
Dear Randy, You are talking about making a career change which many people are successful at doing…. I would take some self-assessments to identify your key skills and competencies, your values, and to frame the lifestyle you want to lead.
I am a 28-year-old cancer survivor…. I tried to work in a restaurant but I couldn’t because after the treatment I am tired all the time and my feet kill me if I stand straight for more than 3 hours…. I need an earning source…
Arhama, You want to take stock of your experiences, background and preferences, then try to find a position that matches as many elements of your ideal job as possible. What skills do you have that are current, marketable and that you enjoy doing?
Nearly 50% of cancer survivors are of working age.
of cancer survivors still report work limitations affected by cancer-related problems 1-5 years after diagnosis.
cancer discrimination claims were received by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2017.
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of 2018 program participants said they can use what they learned in their day-to-day activities.
in travel grants have brought 236 scholarship recipients from all 50 states (plus the District of Columbia) to the National Conference since 2012.